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An update on the Ada Initiative

An update on the Ada Initiative

Posted Dec 14, 2011 19:53 UTC (Wed) by NAR (subscriber, #1313)
In reply to: An update on the Ada Initiative by aliguori
Parent article: An update on the Ada Initiative

I don't usually go to conferences, but this summer I attended one. It was not open source specific conference, although there were some open source projects there. As far as I know, there were around 150 attendees, I counted exactly two females. To me that 15% sounds quite a bit inflated, but maybe nowadays in the US that number could be close enough to the reality.


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An update on the Ada Initiative

Posted Dec 14, 2011 22:54 UTC (Wed) by aliguori (subscriber, #30636) [Link]

There's no real annual census to get an accurate count, but most reference material claims 10-15%. Wikipedia agrees--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_computing

Based on my own corporate experience, it seems about right to me. My wife worked for a non-profit trying to encourage high school girls to start careers in STEM and that was an often used figure it seemed.


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